December 5, 2012

Finally Finished

Last month I finally got around to painting my kitchen.   I think it was Hurricane Sandy that shook me out of my project standstill.  To have our home spared of any damage was truly a blessing and it reaffirmed to me to truly appreciate and care for everything you are given.  So the paint chip that decorated my wall for months turned into a gallon of paint and the final phase of my kitchen project was underway.

Here are some earlier photos of the kitchen project.   I wanted to add the look of  board and batten (the easy man woman version).   I measured off and taped where the boards would go.  Then off to Home Depot with the measurements where the most helpful lumber department employee cut the boards.  I put them up by using both nails and Liquid Nails - that glue is awesome!   I filled the nail holes in with spackle and areas that were not perfect fit.  

After sanding I primed and painted and this is where the project stopped.   I began to wonder if this is what I really wanted -  ugh????  The most common look is to paint the whole area white but I knew that just wasn't for me.  Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore to the rescue.  I decided to paint the whole area in one color and see how it looked.  Whether it's correct or not I love how it looks.  The boards add a subtle dimension to the walls.   Here's how it looks today.

Have you ever doubted a project you started?

I'm linking to:

Old Time Farmhouse


  1. Your walls look wonderful. And I do doubt myself all the time. Sometimes I think...what have I done!?! Like the time we cut the centers out of our upper cabinets. :) Thanks for boot scootin' on over to join in at the Old Time Party!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  2. Hi Cindy, I'm glad to have found your blog! Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one to second guess themselves. :)

  3. I love the way it turned out. Wonder if that would look good in a bedroom. Dianntha

  4. It looks great!! I've been wanting to do this treatment to my living room and dining room walls.